At the age of 22, Lisa Jakub had what she was supposed to want: She was a working actor in Los Angeles. She had more than 40 movies and TV shows to her name. She had been in blockbusters like Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day. She walked the red carpet and lived in the house she had bought when she was 15. But something was missing. Passion. Purpose. Happiness. Lisa had been working since the age of four, after a man approached her parents at a farmer´s market and asked her to audition for a commercial. That chance encounter dictated the next 18 years of her unusual - and frequently awkward - life. She met Princess Diana...and almost fell on her while attempting to curtsy. She filmed in exciting locations...and her high school asked her not to come back. She went to fancy parties...and got kind of kidnapped that one time. Success was complicated. Making movies, traveling the world, and meeting intriguing people was fun for a while, but Lisa eventually realized she was living a life based on momentum and definitions of success that were not her own. She battled severe anxiety and panic attacks while feeling like she was living someone else´s dream. Not wanting to become a child actor stereotype, Lisa retired from acting and left LA in search of a path that felt more authentic to her. In this funny and insightful book, Lisa chronicles the adventures of growing up in the film industry and her difficult decision to leave behind the only life she had ever known, to examine her priorities and to write the script for her own life. She explores the universal question we all ask ourselves: what do I want to be when I grow up? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Jakub. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037928/bk_acx0_037928_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thomas and Jackie Hawks had big plans. The couple wanted to sell their retirement home - a hard-earned 55-foot yacht named Well Deserved - and move onto land to spend more time with family. So when a baby-faced buyer, Skylar Deleon, wanted to test drive the yacht, the Hawks were overjoyed. However, Skylar - with his troubled past as a flamed-out childhood actor, a dishonorably discharged Marine and a suspect in the mysterious death of his former friend, Jon Jarvi - had an even more troubling future planned. But as the Hawks set sail with Skylar and two of his friends, not everyone will return.A compelling true crime, Vanished at Sea is a murder mystery that starts as a missing persons´ case and quickly evolves into homicide. In chilling detail, the book recounts Tom and Jackie´s deadly voyage, when they begged for their lives before coldly being chained to an anchor and kicked overboard, to their deaths. Authorities are left to figure out how this much-loved retired couple simply disappeared. Could the ship´s new owner, Skylar Deleon, be responsible? And is his young, pregnant wife, Jennifer, involved? With little physical evidence to go on, the police, prosecutor, and Hawks family struggle to find out the truth. It´s a heart-stopping, pause-resisting account of the Hawks family´s search for justice. This updated edition includes new details on the crime, convictions - and surprising new evidence on the perverted sexual motivation that may have been behind it all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanya Eby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011081/bk_brll_011081_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inspired by Alcoholics Anonymous´s 12 Steps and 12 Traditions, Actors Anonymous is a dark, genre-bending work that mixes memoir and pure invention in an audacious examination of celebrity, acting and the making of fiction. Actors Anonymous is unsettling, funny and personal - a series of stories told in many forms: a McDonald´s drive-thru operator who spends his shift trying on accents; an ex-child star recalling a massive beachside bacchanal; hospital volunteers putting a camera in the hands of a patient obsessed with horror films; a vampire-flick starlet who discovers a cryptic book written by a famous actor, who may have killed his father and gone on the run. The book contains profound insights into the nature and purpose of acting. Franco mercilessly turns his ´James Franco´ persona inside out while, at the same time, providing a fascinating meditation on his art, along with nightmarish tales of excess. ´Hollywood has always been a private club,´ he writes. ´I open the gates. I say welcome. I say, Look inside.´ Franco´s writing is vivid and disturbing, but what distinguishes his work is the great compassion he extends towards his characters, who he presents in all their raw humanity, while at the same time providing insight into their deeper selves.
NEW ACTORS OF NEW POVERTY: THE OTHER CHILDREN OF CUKUROVA:A SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF CHILD LABOR IN THE CONTEXT OF POVERTY AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION AYSEGUL OZBEK
This is a hilarious comedy in which an actor decides to end his career, throw out his resumés and become a furniture maker. Featuring a full-cast performance with D.W. Moffett, Bruce Norris, Lucy Childs, Christopher Donahue, Kevin Hurley, Amy Morton, Susan Nussbaum, and William Peterson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: D. W. Moffett, Bruce Norris, Lucy Childs, Christopher Donahue, Kevin Hurley, Amy Morton, Susan Nussbaum, William Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000027/pf_latw_000027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album The actors in James Franco´s brilliant debut novel include a McDonald´s drive-thru operator who spends his shift trying on accents; an ex-child star recalling a massive beachside bacchanal; hospital volunteers and Midwestern transplants; a vampire flick starlet who discovers a cryptic book written by a famous actor gone AWOL; and the ghost of River Phoenix. Then there´s Franco himself, who prowls backstage, peering out between the lines—before taking the stage with fascinating meditations on his art, along with nightmarish tales of excess. ´´Hollywood has always been a private club,´´ he writes. ´´I open the gates. I say welcome. I say, Look inside.´´ Told in a dizzying array of styles—from lyric essays and disarming testimonials to hilariously rambling text messages and ghostly footnotes—and loosely modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous´s Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, Actors Anonymous is an intense, wild ride into the dark heart of celebrity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Franco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005427/bk_brll_005427_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Narrating his riveting memoir, beloved actor Dick Van Patten reflects on his prolific career, vibrant life, and the people who shaped both. From growing up during the Great Depression when poverty and racially biased ideologies dominated America, to witnessing the advent of television and its subsequent influence on culture, Dick Van Patten´s life is a rich record of change and progress in America and Hollywood. Perhaps best known for his role playing the mild mannered ´´every-dad´´ in 70s sitcom Eight Is Enough, Dick Van Patten has appeared in thousands of television, film, and radio roles viewed by millions of people; he commenced his career by lighting up the Great White Way as a child star alongside Broadway staples such as Tallulah Bankhead, Melvyn Douglas, Alfred Lunt, and Lynn Fontanne, early influences who fueled his relentless thirst for acting and stardom. Van Patten divulges anecdotes both amusing and emotional; among them, he chronicles throwing back drinks with notorious Hollywood producer Robert Evans, forming his family´s close friendship with pop icon Farrah Fawcett, rooming with the legendary Burt Lancaster, and living next door to the eccentric Michael Jackson. Eighty Is Not Enough provides a look back on the evolution of entertainment in a manner rarely glimpsed - straight from the man who experienced it all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Van Patten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000782/bk_pnix_000782_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ted Swartz and his Ted & Company TheaterWorks team are known for blending Bible stories with comedy and poignancy, and pushing the envelope on issues of faith and social justice. But who is Ted Swartz? Follow along in this engaging memoir as Swartz finds his way as a middle child in an eastern Pennsylvania traditional Mennonite home to his early work in the family butcher shop. Journey with Ted through the decision of uprooting his young family to attend seminary and then embracing life as a writer and actor. Get a glimpse into the friendship that led to the formation of the popular acting duo Ted & Lee. This uniquely honest backstage tour of an artist´s life and mind combines side-splitting reminiscences, heart-rending accounts of loss, and touching stories of restored faith and love. Swartz´s engaging humor blends with his own stories of triumph and tragedy, and helps readers understand their own sense of place and how they´re shaped by those around them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ted Swartz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005201/bk_acx0_005201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one of the most celebrated stage productions of the past decade. Opening in London´s West End in 2016, on Broadway in 2018 and in Melbourne 2019 - and with more productions worldwide still to come (including San Francisco later this year) - the play has smashed records, collected countless rave reviews and awards, and captivated audiences night after night. Now readers are invited behind the scenes to experience the show´s journey to the stage - from the earliest phases of development with producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, to the crafting of the eighth Harry Potter story with J.K. Rowling, director John Tiffany and playwright Jack Thorne, and to the gathering of an extraordinary team of artists and actors together to bring this new part of Harry´s story to life. With stunning photography, insightful interviews and never-before-seen sketches, notes, candid backstage photos and more, this full-colour deluxe edition offers readers unparalleled access to this unique production and will be enjoyed by Harry Potter fans and theatre-lovers alike.